May 2019
View this email in your browser
Thursday 9th May

Mindfulness and Photography
with Andrew Scriven

TICKETED EVENT: Free to Members. Visitors £5

A talk not to be missed! Croxley is very pleased to welcome Sony Imaging Ambassador and Digital Photographer Wildlife Photograph of the Year winning Andrew Scriven to talk about how he uses mindfulness in his photography. 

You can see more of Andrews images on his website.

PDI of the Year: The Results
Congratulations to Rod Lacey for winning our PDI of the Year competition with his fantastically creative image "Cook runs out for his last test innings".

Well done also to Denise Noverre who came 2nd with "Cruising through the fjords" and Archie Bagworth who came 3rd with "Lunch"
PDI of the Year - WINNER
(Open November - 20 points)
Thank you to everyone who took part in our PDI league competitions this season. 22 members had images featured in the PDI of the year and it was fab to see so many high scoring images on one night.

There have been many discussions on the committee in recent years on whether to keep the set subjects within the league so it was great to see that a third of the top images in the PDI of the Year were from set subject competitions. The ratio was similar for the number of held back images that were originally in set subject competitions (7 out of 25 =28%). Although set subjects can often score lower when entered in an open competition, a powerful image can (and should) be able to do well in both.

It was also fab to see some images which didn't score 20s in the earlier competitions impressing our judge Kathy Chantler, with 19 out of 25 of her held back images originally scoring 18 or 19 and only two of her top scoring images originally scoring 20 points.

A full list of the results is available to download here and you'll be able to vote for your favorite images that scored 20 points in a PDI league comp in our Members Choice competition after the AGM on 16th May. 
Thursday 16th May at 8pm

Nominations have been received for...

Chairman: Steve Bailey (nominated by Cat Humphries)
Hon. Treasurer: Rod Lacey (nominated by Lou Christie) 
Hon. Secretary: Cat Humphries (nominated by Steve Bailey)

All of the current committee are prepared to be nominated to stand for the next year, and we welcome new nominations to strengthen the skills within the committee or as co-opted parts of the team. Help with publicity, marketing, event organizing, and booking judges or speakers would be very much appreciated.

Questions have been received for...

50% 50% Split between open and theme. Please have open discussion. M. Brankin.

Please complete nominations and write down any questions for the committee at the meeting this Thursday.

The Members Choice Vote will also take place on this night, with drinks and nibbles, so we're trying to make the AGM a quick and easy process.

In order to raise funds for the club funds, some of our high-profile talks will be advertised in the local press and to other clubs.

These events will remain FREE to members. Visitors will now be charged £5. Tickets will be available on the door.
Coming Up...
Print Competition: Open & "Shadow"
30th May
Jon Gray

TICKETED EVENT: Free to Members. Visitors £5

Professional Lifestyle, Fashion and Advertising Photographer with over 40 years experience will be giving us a masterclass.

You can see some of Jon's images on his website.
6th June
Print of the Year

13th June
Summer Party
Thursday 20th June

Trophy Presentations
Drinks and Nibbles

Chiltern Images Print Exhibition 2019

6th to 17th May
Queens Park Arts Centre

See some stunning images from camera club members across the Chilterns - including some from Croxley CC members! 

You can view the results and gallery here.
Competitions Structure 
2019 - 2020

The committee recently reviewed the competition structure and it was agreed to amend the competition structure from next season. 

We will reduce the maximum number of entries for each competition to 2 per member so that the Competition Secretary does not need to remove any images. This will mean that members can enter 16 images in each league and their top 12 scores will qualify for each league cup.

We will introduce a Beginners League to replace the Newcomers Trophy competition. This will go across both Print and PDI competitions, with beginners having to enter at least 12 images across both leagues to qualify.

We will introduce a Wildlife/Nature Trophy competition open to all members.

The SB Cup will include any portrait image, not just images taken on a club event. The wording is expected to be  "This covers any image where the main subject is a person or people who are posing or otherwise acting under the general direction and control of the photographer, whether in a studio or location, lit or otherwise. ‘Street’ Photography and similar observational/candid images of people are not included."

Full details will be available in the updated version of the competitions handbook which will be published prior to the new season.
Set Subjects for 2019-2020

PDI Competitions

Open & "Sky" - September 2019
Open & "Colour" - October 2019
Open & "Heat" - November 2019
Open & "Closed" - March 2020

Print Competitions

Open & "People at Work" - October 2019
Open & "Patterns" - January 2020
Open & "Urban Life" - March 2020
Open & "Forms in Nature" - May 2020

All of the themes are taken from the RPS monthly competitions so check out their website for a bit of inspiration!
PDI of the Year Gallery
PDI of the Year - 2nd
(Set Subject: Travel - 19 points)
PDI of the Year - 3rd
(Open September - 19 points)
PDI of the Year - Highly Commended
(Open November - 19 points)
PDI of the Year - Highly Commended
(Set Subject: Wildlife - 18 points)
PDI of the Year - Highly Commended
(Open October - 19 points)
PDI of the Year - Commended
(Set Subject: Square Format - 18 points)
PDI of the Year - Commended
(Open October - 19 points)
PDI of the Year - Commended
(Open March - 20 points)
Print Competitions

Open & "Shadow"

Entry Deadline Changed
Now 23:59 Saturday 18th May

Members can enter up to three images for each competition. If the competition is over-subscribed we will remove your 3rd preference and then your 2nd preference if needed.

All images which score 18 points or more will be featured in this newsletter and on our website unless you select "Do Not Publish" when you upload your image through Photo Entry.

Remember that the author name and image title will be AUTOMATICALLY added to the images after the competition so please make sure you spell everything correctly and no offensive language in the titles. 
Croxley Camera Club Committee

Chairman: Steve Bailey
Vice-Chairman: John Flynn
Treasurer: Rod Lacey
Secretary: Cat Humphries

Committee Members
Anthony Highet
Vanessa Lacey
Stuart Craig
George Purchase
You can email the committee directly about any aspect of the club
Club meetings are held at 7:45pm each Thursday (except August)
at Croxley Green Community Centre, which is at the end of Community Way
(entrance behind the New Road library). For satnavs, use postcode WD3 3SU.

Copyright © 2019 Croxley Camera Club, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp